Protecting the Environment: 3 Simple Steps You Can Take
Things look dire for the future of the planet. Climate disasters are occurring all over the planet, most recently all over Australia. While true change needs to come from a higher institutional level, there are still things we can do to help make a difference on an individual level.
Protecting the environment is a team effort, and will involve all people on Earth coming together. There are a few simple steps you can take to help. Read on, and we’ll walk you through what you need to know.
1. Bring Your Own Bags
How many times do you go to the grocery store a week? One, two, three, or even more? There’s something simple you can do to benefit the environment every time you head to the store.
All it requires is a one time purchase of a few reusable bags. If you take these bags with you every time you go to the grocery store, you’ll be able to cut down on the amount of paper or plastic bags that are used. These bags can be very wasteful and barely get any use.
Fewer bags will be produced and fewer will end up in landfills if we all can switch to a system of reusable bags. Just make sure you don’t forget yours when you walk out the door!
2. Get Rid Of Your Junk Responsibly
It’s all too easy to throw something out on the curb and call it a day. The garbagemen will come and haul it off to the landfill, and that’s the last you will have to think about it, personally. If only the planet could say the same thing!
Instead of trashing things, think about if there’s any second use for it. Take old clothes to Goodwill, or old electronics to stores that will allow you to donate or trade them in. You can donate junk car parts to many places and auto shops.
In many cases, you will actually be rewarded for this kind of forward-thinking! These kinds of donations are almost always tax-deductible, which means you’ll be saving money at the same time as helping the environment.
3. Cut Back On Meat
The meat industry is one of the most wasteful industries on the planet. The production and processing of meat require a huge amount of pesticide, fertilizer, and fuel. Toxic chemicals are released into the air by this industry at an alarming amount every day.
Why not switch to a more natural diet? Eating vegetarian or vegan meals can help to limit your support of these industries. If you don’t think you can make the switch right away, consider trying to make small steps.
You can give yourself a cheat day, or only eat meat when you go out to eat and not when you cook at home.
Protecting The Environment
It’s essential that we all take steps that can further the cause of protecting the environment. Things look dire, but it’s not too late to step in and make a difference.
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